Meet your Campus Representatives!
Division 35 has campus representatives from a number of programs throughout the US and Canada. Campus representatives are charged with the task of promoting the philosophy and mission of Division 35 on their respective campuses through programming efforts. Continuing checking the blog to learn about the wonderful programs these representatives are implementing!
Adrian Tworecke holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Child Clinical and School Psychology at Pace University. Her research interests include the psychological and cultural influences on women’s development and identity; how social media effects women's self-esteem and body image; and issues concerning sex, gender, and sexuality. Adrian has presented at the Association for Women in Psychology and American Psychosocial Oncology Society conferences on these topics as well as health psychology. Adrian is currently continuing her work on women’s issues under the direction of Dr. Florence Denmark.
Carlie D. Trott, M.S. is a doctoral student of Applied Social Psychology at Colorado State University. She is currently involved in research projects exploring women’s pursuit of science education and careers; U.S. and global women’s rights; HIV/AIDS prevention in Kenya and Tanzania; domestic violence in Ethiopia; and sexual risk reduction the CSU campus. Carlie co-founded CSU’s Gender in Film series, an on-campus organization that holds film screenings along with panel discussions on relevant, gender-focused content. She also teaches the Psychology of Gender course at CSU, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how dominant gender ideologies shape our everyday lives.
Hello everyone, my name is Cashuna Huddleston and I am your Division 35 Student Representative at the University of Houston. I recently completed my 3rd year of doctoral training, and I look forward to my 4th year to begin my quest towards internship. This is the second year in which I have served in this position. This year I plan to be diligent toward bringing awareness to feminism and feminist issues on my campus and beyond. Serving in this position has allowed me to gain invaluable insight and require that I be an agent in facilitating better circumstances for women - regardless of task, big or small.
By transplant and the quest for upward mobility, I have resided in Houston, Texas, for 8 years. I was born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, and, yes, I consider myself a country woman! I am currently a 3rd year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the University of Houston. My research interests revolve around the health and well-being of women. More specifically, I am interested in health disparities, health prevention, and promotion as well as understanding ways to increase quality of life among individuals with chronic diseases and weight-related issues. In my spare time, I like to do what most women enjoy doing . . . shop!! I also enjoy running, traveling, and reading.
Ciera Victoria Scott is a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Ciera is a native of Macon, Georgia and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Spanish minor from Mercer University in Macon in 2008. Ciera proceeded to earn her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. Her research interests include childhood trauma, depression, personality, and substance abuse in ethnic minority women. Her hobbies include reading fiction novels, watching college and professional-level basketball, attending cultural events, and spending time with her family and close friends. Ciera is passionate about feminist psychology, and she is excited about furthering the mission of the Society for the Psychology of Women as your 2013-2014 Campus Representative at the University of Georgia!
Elisabeth Knauer-Turner is currently a doctoral student in the University of La Verne’s Clinical-Community Psy.D. program. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sexuality Studies from Western Kentucky University. She is a student affiliate of The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and student member of Divisions 35, 44, and 51.
I (Emily Barnum) grew up in Greenville, OH with my older sister and parents. In 2010, I graduated from Miami University (OH) and two years later, received a dual master's degree in Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University. In the Fall, I will be a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. My career goals include counseling at a university counseling center, with a focus on sexuality and sexual trauma. My research interests include gender studies and the effect of previous sexual trauma on current romantic relationships and sexual health.
Jameta N. Barlow is a doctoral candidate in Community Psychology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has spent the last 13 years in transdisciplinary collaborations with physicians, public health practitioners, researchers, policy administrators, activists, political appointees, and community members in diverse settings. Her community interests are the psychosocial and environmental stressors contributing to intergenerational health behaviors among African Americans, particularly depression and obesity. Her primary research interests include understanding the production of health inequalities by race, class, gender, and geography. Specifically, Jameta is interested in the psychosocial and environmental stressors contributing to health inequities among Black women, such as obesity. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, she have been active in Southern communities in Virginia, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and for the last seven years, in North Carolina, around issues of food, family health, and social justice. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms explaining the high rates of overweight and obesity in Southern Black women and employing a strengths-based, civic-oriented approach towards a community-based, holistic intervention. Her dissertation is focused on the development of a measure that addresses identity consciousness and collective agency, and its potential relationship with Southern Black women’s mental health, well-being and weight.
Katy Haynes Owen is a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Kentucky. She received her B.A. in Honors Psychology from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS!) in 2009 and her M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2012. Her main research interests are the experiences of marginalized mothers and access to therapy services for low-income populations, particularly women. Previously, Katy provided counseling services at a crisis pregnancy center and facilitated children's therapy groups for low-income middle school children and child survivors of domestic violence. When Katy finds some free time, she enjoys hiking, canoeing and running outdoors as well as reading for pleasure.
Lauren Gutman is a third year post-bac student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at The University of Miami School of Education and Human Development. Both her research and clinical interests involve under-studied and under-served populations, including undocumented and unaccompanied immigrant minors, adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV, and young victims of sexual abuse. In addition, Lauren is co-founder and president of FemEx Miami, a community based course aimed to empower and educate women. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys practicing yoga, going to the beach, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Lisa Hoyman is a third year Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. Her emphasis is in Clinical Neuroscience in Women's Health through Stanford University School of Medicine. Her plans to promote women's issues include hosting a one-day seminar for graduate psychology students that focuses on introducing women's reproductive health, applying it to everyday clinical practice, and reducing stigma.
Nina Silander is a 3rd year Psy.D, student of clinical psychology at Regent University. Her interest areas span sexuality, specifically sexualization, character development, positive psychology, and resiliency, and she is also interested in health psychology and the overlaps between psychology and political science. Nina is also enrolled in the Robertson Government School to complete a certificate in law and public policy. Currently, she is beginning work on her dissertation, a parental handbook for parents to counter the impact of sexualization through character development.
Noelany Pelc is a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Texas Woman’s University. She completed her master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, and worked previously with community mental health agencies in raising awareness and providing services for women and children who were victims of intimate partner violence. Born in Puerto Rico and relocating to various states before reaching Texas, she has a passion for understanding and approaching women’s issues from the complex multicultural intersections that shape socialization. She is currently interested in facilitating interdepartmental forums for students focusing on reproductive justice, dispelling myths about feminism, and facilitating opportunities for women to learn specific advocacy skills that can be applied in whatever academic context women choose to pursue.
Rachel Brosamle is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology and is excited to represent SPW at CSPP, San Francisco, this year. She looks forward to helping to develop a community for those interested in feminist psychology on campus and hopes to cultivate an environment for discussion, awareness, and curiosity about feminism and women’s issues. Her research has focused on gender ideologies and role stress, and her dissertation will examine the influence of gender stereotypes and sexism on hiring pregnant women in the workplace. Clinically, Rachel has worked with diverse populations in community mental health and college counseling settings and is interested in feminist therapy.
Samantha Christopher is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University and also a Graduate Certificate student in Women’s Studies. Her research pursuits involve human sexuality and feminist identities. She is a member of the American Association of University Women and also serves as a mentor with a well-established mentorship program through the university. In addition to serving on the executive board of the counseling psychology student counsel for the last two years, she serves on the board of directors for a local non-profit whose focus is on holistic living and has initiated a mentorship program at a local high school. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.
Teresa A. Young, M.S. is currently working on her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Tennessee State University. Previously, she earned her M.S. in clinical-counseling psychology at Illinois State University. Teresa is committed to the equity and equality of women from diverse backgrounds, serving as both public relations representative and vice president of the Feminist Led Activist Movement for Equality at ISU. Her research interests revolve around gender and existential issues in counseling, and she is working on several projects involving women and the work-life balance, pathways to success for women, and help-seeking interventions for men.
Urska Dobersek is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (EPLS) with specialization in Sports Psychology at FSU. She earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2007, and her M.A. in General/Experimental Psychology in 2009 at the McNeese State University. She spent most of her life on the tennis court, either playing professionally or at the collegiate level. After retiring from the tennis circuits, she found passion in teaching, doing research, consulting, and coaching. Her primary research interests are self-related constructs (e.g., self-objectification, self-esteem, social physique anxiety), body image, and reasons for exercise from social, cognitive, emotional, and physiological perspectives. Urska hopes to find a professorship at the university level where she can teach and do research. Urska is an avid runner and competes in distances ranging from 5Ks to marathons.
Originally from the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, Victoria Wu is currently a third year Ph.D. student studying Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University in California. She is a member of the International Institute for Internet Interventions for Health research group and her emphases are in Diversity and Community Mental Health as well as LGBTQ Psychology. She has trained in the Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic at PAU’s Gronowski Center and is currently secretary for PAU’s LGBTQ organization the Student Association for Sexual Orientation. Victoria also has her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee where her master's thesis was titled “Attitudes Toward Victims of Intimate Partner Violence as Perceived by Relatives and Friends.” She is co-representative with Lisa Hoyman.
My name is William Osei, and I am excited to be a campus representative for Division 35. I did my undergraduate work at Muhlenberg College where I first found my passion for the psychology of women and feminism. I then took this passion to The University of Pennsylvania where I was on the research team of Dr. Karin Rhodes where we examined intimate partner violence and alcoholism among women. I am beginning my doctoral studies at the University of Akron; my current interests include discussing sexual assault with adolescent men and researching issues surrounding adolescent at-risk minority women.